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11 Aug

Cabestan’s Nostromo watch is geared for success

Inspired by the ship from the Alien movie, the “Nostromo” by is an unusual wristwatch that combines traditional watchmaking with “retro-futuristic audacity.” Developed for Cabestan, the luxury wrist wear comes enclosed in a titanium case, with Superluminova phosphorescent coating that glows to display the time in the dark. Featuring a new gear-shaft transmission, the Nostromo also includes a power reserve indicator (50 hours) and three engraved rotary drums, and locates crystal windows on its sides, giving it a cool, funky design. Priced about at $141,000, the Cabestan Nostromo definitely puts some extra weight on your wrist.

Technical specifications:

Functions:

  • Hours, minutes, seconds read from three engraved rotary drums
  • Power reserve indicator on an engraved rotary drum (50 hours)

Movement:

  • Movement: Fully mechanical movement Caliber CAB PG 160 with Swiss anchor escapement
  • Frequency: 21 600 alt/h or 3 HZ
  • 37 Rubies
  • Breguet balance-spring; Geneva stud
  • Winding up and time setting using an extracting crown
  • Vertical gear system, hollow bridges, drive shaft with conical gears specially machined barrel
  • Superluminova coating inside the bridges & windows, also on other surfaces
  • Fully hand finished: beveling, polishing, drawing, graining and hooping

Case

  • Titanium case or black pvd titanium case
  • One functional capstan with extracting crown & three ornamental capstans
  • Two side windows with sapphire crystals
  • Case back in sapphire

Strap & Buckle

  • Folding buckle with dual capstans
  • High quality two-layer rubber strap with black Superluminova coating

ABOUT THE EDITORIAL STAFF

Practiced horology since the age of 15, successfully took apart, cleaned and assembled a Rolex Submariner Cal. 3135 at the age of 19, further improved his watchmaking skills with NAWCC School of Horology. “It has been 15 years since I took apart my first watch, my goal is to repair every timepiece ever produced”.

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